“Before we are in Christ, all we will see in the law is our condemnation. But, as Paul is at pains to stress, the law is good, and just, and holy. And we need to understand, sense, feel, and then delight in the grace of law. For unless we are persuaded that God has shown his grace in his law as well as in his Son, all we will hear and see at Sinai is thunder and lightning.” -- Sinclair Ferguson, The Whole Christ
"The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. -- Psalm 19:7-11
“We don’t get to pick the age we will live in, and we don’t get to choose all the struggles we will face. Faithfulness is ours to choose; the shape of that faithfulness is God’s to determine. In our time, faithfulness means (among a thousand other things) a patiently winsome and carefully reasoned restating of the formerly obvious: homosexual behavior is a sin.” -- Kevin DeYoung, What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?
“The false teachers of Ephesus were in error in their teaching and this resulted in error in their own behavior and that of those who followed their teaching. Unhealthy teaching of unhealthy ‘doctrine’ results in sickly, unhealthy lives.” -- John Kitchen, The Pastoral Epistles for Pastors